October 5, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Neronha a good fit for R.I. AG’s office

In an era when so many politicians are viewed as unsavory, Peter Neronha is a tasteful alternative.  The Jamestown resident announced Tuesday he’s seeking to be the state’s next attorney general. More...

Phrase of the week

Beyond a shadow of a doubt: Meaning absolutely true or without any possibility of negation, when this saying first appeared is hard to pin down. “Without doubt” dates to the early 16th century. More...

Lyric of the week

Baby even the losers Get lucky sometimes Even the losers Keep a little bit of pride They get lucky sometimes Tom Petty (RIP)/Even the Losers (1979)   More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Quononoquott hosting recycling presentation

The Quononoquott Garden Club will sponsor a lecture by the Providence Journal’s recycling columnist at 6 p.m. Oct. More...

Far East diplomacy is topic of lecture Friday

The former Canadian ambassador to China will discuss Far East diplomacy at 5:30 p.m. Oct. More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

The American Civil Liberties Union is asking police to reconsider equipping its officers with stun guns, The Jamestown Press reported Oct. 7, 2004.  More...

Obituaries

Frances Weiss Zelenko

Frances Weiss Zelenko, 99, of St. Clare-Newport, Rhode Island, and formerly of Brooklyn and Queens and Long Island, N.Y., and Mystic, Conn., passed away Oct. 2, 2017.  Born Oct. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING   More...

Planning board says town should ban marijuana

Officials want to remove any potential ambiguity

To protect the character of the community and the “health, safety and welfare of its citizens,” the planning commissioners are recommending a prohibition of commercialized marijuana in town. More...

Columbus Day bike tradition rides into town

Rotary Club hosts the 42nd annual Jamestown Classic

It’s not every day that cyclists pedaling down North Road can lead to wheelchairs for underprivileged Nicaraguans.  Yet, for more than four decades, that’s exactly what Columbus Day represents in town.  More...

News

Council, residents spar about FTM

Tempers flared Monday night during a discussion on whether the financial town meeting is a disenfranchising process because of its exclusive timing and small voting window. More...

Part of North Main Road to be closed

Town workers are prepping North Main Road from Godena Farm north to West Reach Drive for reconstruction, which will include periods of single-lane traffic and complete closures. Work is expected to begin Oct. 16.  More...

Shores man named beer company VP

Mast Street resident Ted Audet has been named chief operating officer and executive vice president of Quality Beverage L.P., New England’s largest independent distributor of Anheuser-Busch products. More...

Letters to the Editor

Town coyote problem is just getting worse

To the editor:  At the Sept. More...

Oyster farmers are a benefit to community

To the editor: On Sept. 17, we had the pleasure of the touring the oyster farms in Dutch Harbor. The tour was sponsored by the aqua farmers leasing in the waters surrounding Jamestown.  More...

Curb bright lights in business district

To the editor: Now that the town has agreed on a plan to make beautification of this important public space in Jamestown a reality, I’d like to suggest an additional improvement: regulate the nighttime window displays at the East Ferry merchant More...

Upcoming Events

Eclectic sounds to fill Jamestown Arts Center Saturday

With a broad range of influences that includes John Coltrane’s music, Picasso’s paintings and Emily Dickinson’s poetry, the approach of European guitarist Francisco Pais has generated a multicultural body of work.  That diversi More...

LIBRARY CORNER

JAMESTOWN PHILOMENIAN LIBRARY ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

CLOSED FOR COLUMBUS DAY — MONDAY, OCT. 9 Mother Goose Time Wednesday, Oct. 11 10:15-10:45 a.m. More...

MEETINGS

Thursday, Oct. 5 7 p.m., the school committee meets at Lawn School  Tuesday, Oct. 10 5 p.m., the library board of trustees meets at the library 7 p.m., the conservation commission meets at Town Hall   More...